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3. Lived experience

3. Lived experience  

Richard English

in Modern War: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2013
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Sep 2013
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9780191778223
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199607891.003.0004
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9780199607891
People's experience of war varies greatly according to the background and assumptions of the person retelling their experience, and the cultural and historical location against which they ... More
1. The origins of Spain's civil war

1. The origins of Spain's civil war  

Helen Graham

in The Spanish Civil War: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Mar 2005
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Sep 2013
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9780191775864
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10.1093/actrade/9780192803771.003.0001
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‘The origins of Spain's civil war’ examines what exactly led Spain to a state of civil war. Many forces, both internal and external, were crucial to how events panned out. It started out as ... More
2. Civil war and the foundation of the Bolshevik regime

2. Civil war and the foundation of the Bolshevik regime  

S. A. Smith

in The Russian Revolution: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2002
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Sep 2013
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9780191776502
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10.1093/actrade/9780192853950.003.0003
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9780192853950
The October revolution was viewed as a chance for justice and equality to prevail over the old regime of arbitrariness and exploitation. The Bolsheviks hoped that revolution would break out ... More
3. Yan’an

3. Yan’an  

Delia Davin

in Mao: A Very Short Introduction

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Apr 2013
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Sep 2013
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9780191777967
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10.1093/actrade/9780199588664.003.0003
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9780199588664
‘Yan'an’ charts Mao's time in Yan'an. During the civil war, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) were anxious to build an alliance with the Guomindang against Japan. Soon after the civil war ... More
1. Foundations

1. Foundations  

Frank Ledwidge

in Aerial Warfare: A Very Short Introduction

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Mar 2020
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Mar 2020
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9780191842641
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10.1093/actrade/9780198804314.003.0001
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9780198804314
For decades air power has been the primary tool used by major powers to coerce recalcitrant opponents. Aircraft have fundamentally changed the conduct of war on land and at sea at the ... More
6. West and East

6. West and East  

Stephen Lovell

in The Soviet Union: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2009
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Sep 2013
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9780191777165
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10.1093/actrade/9780199238484.003.0007
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‘West and East’ reviews the ambivalent Soviet relationship with the wider world. In 1918, Bolshevik revolutionaries hoped for a pan-European revolution and the collapse of capitalism. They ... More
2. Government and Law

2. Government and Law  

John Morrill

in Stuart Britain: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2000
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Sep 2013
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9780191776557
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10.1093/actrade/9780192854001.003.0002
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‘Government and Law’ shows how, despite the government's limited financial resources, fiscal innovations — particularly in indirect taxation — allowed them to balance the budget by the end ... More
Modern War: A Very Short Introduction

Modern War: A Very Short Introduction  

Richard English

Print Publication Year: 
Jul 2013
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Sep 2013
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9780191778223
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199607891.001.0001
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9780199607891
Modern War: A Very Short Introduction draws on a variety of areas including history, political science, economics, theology, and psychology, explores the assumptions we make ... More
2. Expansionism

2. Expansionism  

Andrew Preston

in American Foreign Relations: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2019
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Apr 2019
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9780190946036
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10.1093/actrade/9780199899395.003.0002
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9780199899395
Over the course of nearly three hundred years, the people who inhabited what came to be called the United States enlarged their territorial holdings. As they did so, their belief that ... More
6. War to end war?

6. War to end war?  

Michael S. Neiberg

in The Treaty of Versailles: A Very Short Introduction

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Apr 2019
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Mar 2019
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9780190645014
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10.1093/actrade/9780190644987.003.0006
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9780190644987
The world that the Treaty of Versailles left behind looked anything but peaceful. Even as the ceremonies at Versailles were taking place, the Russian Civil War was threatening to engulf ... More
1. Society and Economic Life

1. Society and Economic Life  

John Morrill

in Stuart Britain: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2000
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Sep 2013
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9780191776557
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10.1093/actrade/9780192854001.003.0001
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9780192854001
‘British Society and Economic Life’ considers the significant changes in conditions in the seventeenth century. Before 1650, relentless population growth resulted in subsistence crises, ... More
5. Commonwealth and Protectorate

5. Commonwealth and Protectorate  

John Morrill

in Stuart Britain: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2000
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Sep 2013
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9780191776557
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10.1093/actrade/9780192854001.003.0005
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‘Commonwealth and Protectorate’ argues that government during this period was something of a paradox, attempting societal and constitutional innovation, whilst securing the legal system, ... More
4. The Civil Wars

4. The Civil Wars  

John Morrill

in Stuart Britain: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2000
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Sep 2013
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9780191776557
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10.1093/actrade/9780192854001.003.0004
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‘The Civil Wars’ shows the country's gradual drift into the First Civil War. Parliament's victory came not through military factors — both sides professionalized their armies — but because ... More
5. Steam and IronThe Civil War Navy (1850–1865)

5. Steam and Iron: The Civil War Navy (1850–1865)  

Craig L. Symonds

in American Naval History: A Very Short Introduction

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May 2018
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May 2018
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9780199394777
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10.1093/actrade/9780199394760.003.0005
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9780199394760
From 1850, the issue of slavery’s future affected nearly every aspect of American politics and government. That same decade also witnessed a virtual technological revolution that affected ... More
5. The Revolution in power (1914–1920)

5. The Revolution in power (1914–1920)  

Alan Knight

in The Mexican Revolution: A Very Short Introduction

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Jan 2016
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Jan 2016
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9780191807664
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10.1093/actrade/9780198745631.003.0005
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9780198745631
The rebel leaders of 1914 purged opponents and imposed their will by force. This new radicalism had three dimensions: personnel, policy, and practice. ‘The Revolution in power’ describes ... More
4. The politics of slavery: prelude to the Civil War, 1844–60

4. The politics of slavery: prelude to the Civil War, 1844–60  

Donald T. Critchlow

in American Political History: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Dec 2014
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Feb 2015
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9780199393725
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199340057.003.0005
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9780199340057
In the ten years following the 1844 election the entire political landscape changed, including the demise of the Whig party and the rise of a powerful new northern party, the Republican ... More
4. Elite and masses

4. Elite and masses  

Stephen Lovell

in The Soviet Union: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2009
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Sep 2013
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9780191777165
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10.1093/actrade/9780199238484.003.0005
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‘Elite and masses’ focuses on the contradictions of Soviet society. The problem for the Bolshevik party was how a centralized, minority party could claim leadership of the masses. In the ... More
2. Coercion and participation

2. Coercion and participation  

Stephen Lovell

in The Soviet Union: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2009
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Sep 2013
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9780191777165
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10.1093/actrade/9780199238484.003.0003
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‘Coercion and participation’ shows how the terrorist proclivities of the Soviet state were modulated by an ideology of grass-roots social mobilization and collectivism. The ‘necessity’ of ... More
10. The Arab Revolutions of 2011: Tunisia, Egypt, Libya, and Syria

10. The Arab Revolutions of 2011: Tunisia, Egypt, Libya, and Syria  

Jack A. Goldstone

in Revolutions: A Very Short Introduction

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Dec 2013
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Jan 2014
eISBN: 
9780199375271
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199858507.003.0010
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9780199858507
The sudden collapse of regimes in Tunisia, Egypt, Libya, and Syria startled the world. These revolutions have just begun, and it is too soon to say how they will end. ‘The Arab Revolutions ... More
The Soviet Union: A Very Short Introduction

The Soviet Union: A Very Short Introduction  

Stephen Lovell

Print Publication Year: 
Jul 2009
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777165
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199238484.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780199238484
The Soviet Union: A Very Short Introduction blends political history with an investigation into the society and culture of the time. This VSI takes a thematic approach to the ... More

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